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Friday, June 18, 2010

Vintage Purses-

I will be listing these beauties on my etsy site very soon!
If you are interested in any of these just let me know...

1. Vintage Belgium Black Beaded Dance Purse. The label reads Hand-made in Belgium. It's a darling little purse 7 X 5 inches and has a handle built in on the back--which would have been used as a dance purse, so you can hold onto your honey and not have to "clutch" your purse! This is a very unique and dear little purse. A must have to go with that little black dress!

$35.00 plus $8.00 shipping

2. Vintage Rose color Needlepoint Handbag. The label reads Christine Custom Bags-Detroit, Michigan. Expert needlework-Gold chain and it snaps securely when closed. The dimensions are 14 X 9-1/2 inches not including the gold-tone chain. Very sweet vintage purse!

$35.00 plus $10.00 shipping

3. Enid Collins "style" Peacock bucket handbag fashioned with beads, sequins, cording stencil and rhinestones-Absolutely breathtaking! Nubby linen type support outside, short handles and a wooden bottom with a spacious open compartment, plus a small zippered pocket inside. Very Nice vintage condition; colors are striking and all of the spangles are there! Dimensions are
11 X 10-1/2 inches not including the purse handles.

$35.00 plus $10.00 shipping

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I’ve got nothing on my mind: nothing to remember,
Nothing to forget. and I’ve got nothing to regret,
But I’m all tied up on the inside,
No one knows quite what I’ve got;
And I know that on the outside
What I used to be, I’m not anymore.

You know I’ve heard about people like me,
But I never made the connection.
They walk one road to set them free
And find they’ve gone the wrong direction.

But there’s no need for turning back
`cause all roads lead to where I stand.
And I believe I’ll walk them all
No matter what I may have planned.

Can you remember who I was? can you still feel it?
Can you find my pain? can you heal it?
Then lay your hands upon me now
And cast this darkness from my soul.
You alone can light my way.
You alone can make me whole once again.

We’ve walked both sides of every street
Through all kinds of windy weather.
But that was never our defeat
As long as we could walk together.

So there’s no need for turning back
`cause all roads lead to where we stand.
And I believe we’ll walk them all
No matter what we may have planned.

Crossroads- by Don McLean

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Is it ever going to stop raining here in the Great North Woods?

Truman took me for a walk along the beach this afternoon-we almost made it home before the skies opened up once again. We dashed home soaked through-Well, Truman needed a bath anyway!

Rain Rain Go Away...
The origin of the lyrics to Rain Rain Go Away are said to date back to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1553-1603), one of the English Tudor monarchs. During this period of English history there was constant rivalry between Spain and England culminating in the launch of the Spanish Armada in 1588. The Spanish Armada consisted of many Spanish galleons and was sent to invade England. The Armada was led by Duke of Medina Sedonia and the fleet numbered over 130 ships. The English fleet,under Admiral Lord Howard, totalled 34 small Navy7 vessels and 163 armed merchant ships. But the great Spanish Armada was defeated. Only 65 Spanish galleons and just 10,000 men returned to Spain. The attempt failed,not only because of the swift nature of the smaller English ships but also by the stormy weather which scattered the Armada fleet. Hence the origin of the Rain Rain Go Away nursery rhyme.

Taken from: rain go away.htm